Disinfo: Coronavirus – just a pretext for reducing population growth, then reducing the population


This special project or special operation – COVID-19 – will allow you to kill several birds with one stone.
The coronavirus is just a pretext for reducing population growth, then reducing the population. The optimal number for them is 1 billion people. As a result, it has certain purposes: to reduce the population through universal vaccination, to ensure the digitalisation of society or the completion of a concentration camp for electronic banks, etc.


A conspiracy theory about the coronavirus pandemic sharing a recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling the world. Several conspiracy theories are presented, including that COVID-19 is an infection caused by the world's elites, in order to reduce the population through vaccination.

There is no evidence to support this claim. In fact, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, acknowledging that the virus had become a global phenomenon. Before that date, the situation was being described as an epidemic, illustrating that the virus had already spread to many people, and many communities, at the same time.

SARS-CoV-2 comes from a family of viruses originating in animals that include other viruses such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading across the world, with cases being reported in over 190 countries, territories and areas. The number of COVID-19 global deaths on May 25 has past 342, 029.

See related pro-Kremlin disinformation cases about the coronavirus.


  • Reported in: Issue 198
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 22/05/2020
  • Language/target audience: Romanian
  • Country: Moldova
  • Keywords: coronavirus, vaccination, Conspiracy theory


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